AHOY mateys! The countdown is flying and we’re thrilled to share that POLYCOPIES PARIS 2021 photobook fair launches this week aboard the Concorde Atlantique boat!! Very eager to meet you all and to see our fellow publishers and photographers sharing book works created over the past two years. You can download the new Visitors’ Guide and Recommendations (PDF) to prepare for your visit!
Enormous thanks to the wonderfully lovely directors Laurent Chardon and Sebastian Hau who create a most convivial space for this (usually) annual gathering of photobook lovers!!
We invite you to walk the plank and join us from Weds 10th to Sun 14th of November, open times are:
Weds 10th, 3pm-10pm
Thurs 11th – Sat 13th, 11am-9pm
Sun 14th, 12pm-7pm
Polycopies – Bateau Concorde Atlantique
Port de Solférino – Berges de Seine
Face au 23 quai Anatole France
This weekend we are in Bristol for the BOP (Books on Photography) photobook fair at Paintworks Event Space! Organised by Martin Parr Foundation and The Royal Photographic Society, there’s a solid lineup of artist talks and more than 50 publishers are taking part. If you’re in the area, why not come fondle the latest books in person?! We’re looking forward to seeing you. See the full events programme here
Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Will Harris, as his moving and intimate book You can call me Nana is shortlisted for the First Photobook Prize in the 2021 Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards!
Established in 2012 by the Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the awards celebrate the contribution of the photobook to the history and development of photography. The winner of the First Photobook prize will be awarded $10,000.
Thirty-five shortlisted titles from three categories will be exhibited at Paris Photo and showcased in the 2021 PhotoBook Awards traveling exhibition in the United States and internationally, as well as featured in The PhotoBook Review and online via the Aperture website.
The pre-selection jury is made up of: Emilie Boone (Art historian), Sonel Breslav (Director of fairs and editions, Printed Matter), Darius Himes (International director of photographs, Christie’s), Jody Quon (Director of the photography, New York Magazine) and Lesley A. Martin (Creative Director, Aperture Foundation).
Winners will be announced in Paris Photo on November 12th at 3pm Central European time.
We’re delighted to participate again this autumn in the online book market of the terrific Fiebre Photobook Festival! The core festival is taking place live in-person, in Madrid, from 10-12 September at the Canal de Isabel II Hall and the online book market will continue through to the end of the year. Visit the Fiebre Photobook website for full details!
Our publications are also highlighted in the curated selection this year:
You can call me Nana – Selected by Eneka Fernández, Irene de Mendoza and Erika Goyarrola
Devil’s Promenade – Selected by Isabel Garcia Lazaro
A Parallel Road – Selected by Eneka Fernández
The Longest Way Round – Selected by Eneka Fernández and Erika Goyarrola
Overlapse will be in Rome during the opening weekend of Charta Festival, 17-18 July. It will truly be a delight to take part, in-person, at a community-based event for the first time since November 2019!
The first edition of Charta, a contemporary photography festival focused on photobooks and independent publishing, has the theme of ‘Demons’ – which aims to investigate “the darkest derivations of the human condition, from territorial to social and psychological issues, giving a transversal perspective on contemporary challenges.”
An exhibition of 100 photobooks on the theme will be shown around San Lorenzo, the art district of Rome, and Overlapse will take part in the Book Market held at Matèria Gallery, via dei Latini 27 from 10am-8pm on 17th & 18th July. Please join us if you’re in Rome!
From 6pm on Saturday the 17th July, Overlapse will give a presentation, and talk with Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal who will discuss their new book Devil’s Promenade connected live by video from the US.
For further details see the Charta Festival Programme
Overlapse publisher Tiffany Jones is honored to be a nominator for the first annual Star Photobook Dummy Award. Organised by Photographic Social Vision Foundation in collaboration with the publishers Phree, Ediciones Posibles and RM, the prize offers the opportunity and support to publish a photobook on the basis of a dummy in its final stage of design and presented concept. The jury will select a winner from dummies put forward by nomination only. See the full list of nominators here.
The winning book dummy photographer(s) will receive a contribution of 10,000€ for publication, as well as three mentorship sessions and international distribution. The prize winner will be announced in October 2021.
The Star Photobook Dummy Award is dedicated to the loving creativity of graphic designer Inés Casals, and will focus on projects permeated by the human values that were important in her life such as: friendship, empathy, intimacy, warmth, love, beauty, poetry, doubt, fear, challenge, tenacity, empowerment, self-determination, resilience, acceptance, self-care, compassion, without forgetting irony and non-conforming.
Read more about the first Star Photobook Dummy Award here, and if you feel you have a suitable dummy for review, please email a low-resolution PDF to Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org